about ME


 yoga with masako 

I stumbled into a yoga class after having a particularly hard day (read being dumped) in January of 2001.  The rest, as they say, is history.  I practice yoga not only for its physical, mental, and emotional benefits, but also it could be fun and liberating!  

I love being a student, and sharing what I learn and practice with fellow yogis and yoginis has brought me joy and happiness beyond all measure.  

I completed my first teacher training at Integral Yoga in NYC in 2004, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.  

Additional Trainings:

2005 Relax & Renew Teacher Training with Judith Lasater

2005 OM Yoga Road to OM Teacher Training with Cyndi Lee & Sarah Trelease.  

2007 Prenatal Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield.  

2009 Advanced Relax & Renew Teacher Training with Judith Lasater

2009 Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby Postnatal Teacher Training with Jyothi Larson 

2009 Chair Yoga Teacher Training with Julia Hough

2010 Experiential Anatomy Teacher Training with Judith Lasater 

2011 Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner

2014 The Anatomy Backbends & Inversions with Dr. Ray Long

2015 Unnata Aerial Teacher Training with Michelle Dortignac

My teaching focuses on connection between breath and movement with intelligent sequencing & sound alignments. 

I also offer private and corporate instruction.  Please feel free to contact me at yogawithmasako@gmail.com